Boreal Peonies is a 40 acre peony farm in Two Rivers, Alaska that produces exceptionally large cut peonies for sale to wholesalers and florists worldwide. The farm is also a scientific research station that serves as a resource for the Alaska Peony Growers Association and the Arctic Alaska Peonies Cooperative. Researchers from Miami University (Ohio) and Mount St. Joseph University collaborate with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and run experimental trials on peony varieties in an effort to determine best practices for growing peonies in Alaska.
Because Alaskan peonies are available from July through September (a time of year when peonies are generally not available worldwide) and can be shipped overnight to anywhere in the lower 48 states, they are in very high demand. Thus, the growing peony industry in Alaska is working hard to determine the best nutrient/fertilizer treatments and agricultural practices that will yield the best cut stems for the cut flower industry. The peony plants at Boreal Peonies are young, and will not be in full production until July of 2016. Until then, we will post updates on the experimental trial results, and provide information on the development of each peony variety. Please see the Peony Variety page for more information on colors and availability.